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Launch of Falcón 9 rocket in California delayed for extra checks of second stage



The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket in California, which is supposed to deliver a load for the Space Side SSO-A: SmallSat Express mission to low orbit near Earth, was delayed from Sunday to Monday due to additional checks on the second stage of the vehicle , the launch The SpaceX vehicle developer reported Sunday, Sputnik reported.

"Standing out of the launch of Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express for further inspections of the second stage. Working on a reservation on December 3," SpaceX said on Twitter.

Under the new schedule, the launch will take place from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 10:32 a.m. local time (18.32 GMT) on December 3.

The Ministry of Education, Technology and Technology of South Korea also confirmed that the launch of their new satellite, which, among other charges, was sent to orbit with the Falcon 9 launch vehicle, was delayed. However, the ministry mentioned adverse weather conditions as the reason for delay.

During the SSO-A Spacfluo: SmallSat Express mission, the Falcona 9 rocket must deliver 64 spacecraft from various commercial and governmental organizations to low ground orbit. Among them there are 15 microsatellites (22-220 pounds) and 49 cubes – small artificial Earth satellites for space research, including 25 small satellite beloningg to international organizations from 17 countries, including the United States, Australia, Italy, the Netherlands, Finland, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Germany, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Thailand, Poland, Canada, Brazil and India.

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